The final tweet by Chadwick Boseman, showing a black-and-white portrait of the actor along with a statement confirming the actor’s death, becomes the most liked tweet in history. “Fans are coming together on Twitter to celebrate the life of Chadwick Boseman, and the tweet sent from his account last night is now the most-liked tweet of all time on Twitter,” the social media platform noted in a public statement and retweeted the tweet with a caption reading “Most liked Tweet ever. A tribute fit for a King. #WakandaForever.”
The tweet that has been liked over 7.5 million times surpassed Barack Obama‘s 2017 tweet (four million likes) that quoted Nelson Mandela. The social media platform also brought back the “Black Panther” hashtag emoji in honor of the late actor.
Chadwick Boseman died on August 28, at 43 years old, after a four year battle with colon cancer in the presence of his friends and family in Los Angeles.
Most liked Tweet ever.
— Twitter (@Twitter) August 29, 2020
— Chadwick Boseman (@chadwickboseman) August 29, 2020